March 6, 2017

A splitting sinus headache kept me home from work today. When medicine made it almost tolerable,

I made soup.

I made chili.

I organized the fridge.

I thought about the blessing of being home and doing what I used to do when I was a stay-at-home mom. It was restoring to me. Or should I say, a restoring of me? To take a break from work and cook to nourish my family was a deep, core experience for me today.

And, I saw a red-headed woodpecker on my tired, old maple tree!

redheaded woodpecker


7 comments on “March 6, 2017

  1. smcninch says:

    Ahhh, isn’t it wonderful when the world gives us just what we need at just the right time?

  2. I can’t help but juxtapose the old “tired” tree with the woodpecker’s red crest, to our old tired self cooking hot chili 🙂

  3. Sorry you had to have the headache to get a break. Love that you filled your day with colorful food and colorful birds!

  4. Amanda Regan says:

    What a productive day you had, even with a headache! Sounds like maybe your body was telling you it was time for a break. Hope you’re feeling better!

  5. Leigh Anne says:

    I used to be a stay-at-home mom too, before I started teaching. One of the best things I have done with my life – don’t regret a single day. Hope you are feeling better!

  6. Hope you are feeling better and your day of rest and restoration are just what you needed.

  7. Susanne says:

    Hope you’re feeling better. This crazy changing weather has given me a sinusy headache too.

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